June 26, 2016

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Gazette named best newspaper in its class in Ohio

CLEVELAND — The Gazette was named best daily newspaper in Ohio among papers with up to 75,000 circulation by the Cleveland Press Club’s Excellence in Journalism competition.
The Gazette’s news and sports staffs won six additional awards in competition with newspapers of all sizes.
Managing editor David Knox and reporters Loren Genson and Nick Glunt won second in investigative reporting for a series of stories about the controversial contracts awarded former Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp.
Gazette copy editor/designer Scott Kline won second place for best news front page.
Knox, Genson and Kiera Manion-Fischer took third place in the public service category for “Anatomy of a Teenage Suicide,” about the death of a 14-year-old Claggett Middle School student.
Glunt and Genson won third place in general news-single story for their coverage of an Amish family who went on the run after a judge ordered them to get chemotherapy for their 10-year-old daughter who had cancer.
Knox won third place for his business story on Ohio losing high-tech jobs.
Sports writers Brad Bournival, Albert Grindle, Rick Noland and Chad Grant won third place for their coverage of Highland’s loss to Cleveland Glenville in the Division II state semifinal football game.
The Gazette’s sports staff won third place for its daily sports section.